Soils support the production of food, fiber, fuel and provide essential ecological services such as water filtration/purification and the recycling of atmospheric gases. Water resources are increasingly in demand to support human needs, and at risk of contamination and degradation. This specialization focuses on the management and conservation of soil and water, suggesting sustainable practices that will protect these vital resources now and in the future.
Courses in this specialization emphasize the functions and dynamic nature of the soil and water resources. Students gain knowledge of methods for predicting and mitigating the degradation of these resources, based on the most current scientific information and case studies from real-life situations.
YOU MAY TAKE THIS SPECIALIZATION WITH ONE OF THE FOLLOWING MAJOR: Agro-Environmental Sciences
For questions about the Soil and Water Resources Specialization, please contact the bsc-advisor.agenvsc [at] mcgill.ca (student advisor).
COURSE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
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Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) - Soil and Water Resources (24 Credits)
Offered by:Plant Science
Degree:B SC Agricu and Environm Sc
** This program is currently not offered. **
This specialization will interest students who want to understand how soils and water interact within managed ecosystems such as urban or agricultural landscapes. The conservation and management of agricultural soils, issues affecting watershed management and decision making, and the remediation of contaminated soils will be examined. When taken with the Agro-Environmental Sciences Major and the specialization in Professional Agrology, this specialization conforms with the eligibility requirements for the Ordre des agronomes du Québec.
For information on academic advising, see: http://www.mcgill.ca/macdonald/studentinfo/advising
Required Courses (15 credits)
Complementary Courses (9 credits)
* Note: Students may take BREE 529 or ENVB 529, but not both.
For more information, see Programs, Courses and University Regulations.
CAREER PATHS CAN INCLUDE:
Agrologist, Biological scientist, Ecosystem manager, Extension specialist, Hydrologist, Irrigation and drainage specialist, Research scientist, Soil scientist, Soil remediation and reclamation specialist, Water conservation specialist, Watershed manager.
For more career paths, please visit the Career Planning Service (CaPS) website.